England warmed up for their three-match one-day series with a convincing 117-run win over a Vice Chancellor’s XI in in St Kitts.
After losing the toss and being put in to bat, four of the tourists’ top five registered rapid half-centuries and put England in a commanding position. Captain Eoin Morgan top-scored with 95, while Jason Roy hammered a 43-ball 79. New Test captain Joe Root scored 71 and Ben Stokes notched 61.
Steven Finn took two wickets in his opening over, bagging the wickets of Amir Jangoo and Anthony Alleyne for duck, and put early pressure on the Vice Chancellor’s XI.
The Windies outfit did offer a fightback, particularly from opener Chadwick Walton, who smashed 121 off 109 balls. Walton’s defiant century frustrated the England, as he shared some good partnerships with Shimron Hetmyer and Cassius Burton, for the third and fourth wickets.
Burton’s departure promoted a collapse as four wickets fell in quick succession and the England bowling attack gained momentum. England ultimately cruised to a comfortable win in the first of their two warm-up games before their three-match ODI series against the West Indies starts on Friday.
Don’t miss out on UK’s first ever Day/Night Test Match
The UK’s first ever Day/Night Test Match will take place at Edgbaston on Thursday 17 – Monday 21 August when England return to their fortress to take on the West Indies. With an electric atmosphere, fancy dress and a huge range of fan activities, this historic match under the Edgbaston floodlights is a must see.
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